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A Short History of the Shadow
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
Publication date April 1, 2003
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780374528799
ISBN-10 0374528799
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.75 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.25 lbs.
Original list price $13.00
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The author of The Appalachian Book of the Dead presents a new collection of poems that resonate with humor, allure, and impatience in a world tormented by death and the dead. Reprint.
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Luminous new poems from one who "has long been a poet of gorgeous description" ―William Logan, The New Criterion

Landscape, as Wang Wei says, softens the sharp edges of isolation.
Don't just do something, sit there.
And so I have, so I have,
the seasons curling around me like smoke,
Gone to the end of the earth and back without a sound.―from "Body and Soul II"

This is Charles Wright's first collection of verse since the gathering, in Negative Blue, of his "Appalachian Book of the Dead," a trilogy of trilogies hailed "among the great long poems of the century" (James Longenbach, Boston Review). In A Short History of the Shadow, Wright's return to the landscapes of his early work finds his art resilient in a world haunted by death and the dead.



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1 edition from Farrar Straus & Giroux (April 1, 2002)
9780374263027 | details & prices | 79 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $20.00
About: Presents a new collection of poems that resonate with humor, allure, and impatience in a world tormented by death and the dead.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Farrar Straus & Giroux (April 1, 2003)
9780374528799 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $13.00
About: The author of The Appalachian Book of the Dead presents a new collection of poems that resonate with humor, allure, and impatience in a world tormented by death and the dead.

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